Horse Hay Workshop

This informative workshop will bring together hay producers and horse owners.
Horse Hay Workshop - Workshops
Language: English

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When: Sat., Mar. 30, 2019
(9:45 AM - 3:00 PM)

Where: Meadowood - Schultz Community Center Auditorium
3205 W Skippack Pk.
Worcester, Pennsylvania 19490
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registration deadline: March 24, 2019
11:59 p.m.

Hay producers and horse owners are invited to join us for the Horse Hay Workshop to better understand each other's horse hay needs and challenges.

To Be Covered

A joint session in the morning will cover forage testing, mold and toxin issues, tracking hay prices, and hay storage. After lunch, horse owners and hay producers will split into breakout sessions to learn more in-depth information on relevant hay or haymaking issues.


Saturday, March 30, 2019

09:45 am Registration and Coffee

10:00 am Importance of Forage Testing and How to Read a Test Result

10:30 am Mold and Toxic Plant Issues in Horse Hay

11:30 am Tracking Hay Prices

11:40 am Hay Storage/Safety

12:00 pm Lunch (provided)

Breakout Sessions

01:00 pm Hay Producer Breakout

  • Cost of Production
  • Soil Fertility for Forages
  • Forage Weed Management
  • Reducing Dry Matter Loss and Drying Time
  • Species Selection and Successful Establishment

01:00 pm Horse Owner Breakout

  • The Links Between Sugars and Laminitis: What We Know
  • Nutrition and How to Select the Right Hay for Your Horse
  • Alternatives to the Small Square Bale: Could It Work for Me?
  • How Hay Producers Make Quality Hay


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